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WatSan and Health NFIs Guidelines

In addition to water supply, sanitation, and health support, people affected by crisis also need certain non-food items (NFIs) for their immediate survival and eventual recovery. This document, WatSan and Health NFIs Guidelines,provides more information on the household kits.

Training Curriculum for Community-based Nutrition (including hygiene promotion module)

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This curriculum was developed as part of an ECHO DRR Project in Kenya and Uganda.

There are sessions on good nutrition for special groups, promotion of hygiene in and around food (including hand-washing), promotion of good nutrition, identification of malnutrition, malnutrition management and monitoring the nutritional situation of a community.


Disaster Risk Reduction and the International Federation
IFRC Public awareness and public education for disaster risk reduction: A guide
IFRC Tsunami recovery programme: DRR
Disaster friendly WatSan Technology: An introduction
Definition of Types of Disasters
Disaster Risk Reduction South Asia Regional Framework
Disaster Risk Reduction and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH Cluster)

Emergency Health

The John Hopkins and Red Cross Red Crescent Public health guide in emergencies (2nd ed 2008)
The Interagency Emergency Health Kit


Fundamentals of environmental impact assessment
Integrated Water Resources Management (IRC)
Environmental impact assessment in the Malamchi water supply project in the Kingdom of Nepal
Towards environmentally sound water projects in Somalia

Vulnerable Groups

IFRC VCA toolbox with reference sheets
HIV,AIDS, water, sanitation and hygiene promotion (IRC)
HIV and Water (Water Research Commission)
PLWHA in emergency situations (IASC)
Case Study 1: WaterAid’s impact on people living with HIV/AIDS
Older people in disaster (HelpAid)
Participatory research with older people (HelpAid)

Planning Tools

IFRC Logical framework background
MSM generic logframework (IFRC)
Logical framework for sanitation (British RC)
Logical framework for WatSan (Oxfam)

WatSan Logframe (DfiD)


Making rural water sustainable (UNDP)
Sustainability of hygiene behavior: Case studies (IRC)
Sustainability of hygiene behavior: Lessons learned
Sustainable hygiene behaviour change (WaterAid)
Sustainable hygiene behaviors (WELL)
Taking sustainable rural water supply services to scale
SEI: Sustainable pathways to attain the Millennium Development Goals: Assessing the key role of Water, Energy, and Sanitation
SKAT HCA -The household-centred approach- a new way to increase the sustainability of water and sanitation projects?

Economic Aspects and Costs

Global costs and benefits of drinking-water supply and sanitation interventions (WHO 2012)
WASHCost Briefing Note 1a - Life-cycle costs approach: costing sustainable services in English and Portuguese
WASHCost website


IFRC GIS for Dummies Guide
Recommended publications for water, sanitation, and hygiene promotion (2006)
IFRC Shelter Kit
IFRC Shelter technical training summary
IFRC PASSA Participatory approach for safe shelter approach
Water, sanitation, and hygiene manual for populations at risk (ACF)
Financial Management for NGOs
WEDC Emergency WatSan for cold regions
Recommended publications of hygiene promotion (books)